Alfreda Jean Jones, 78 , a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday Oct. 26, 2013 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins. She had been in declining health.
She was born Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1935, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Holiday Huff and Daisy Della Kittle Howell.
On Dec. 12, 1956, at Elkins, she was married to Benjamin Davis "Benny" Jones, who preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2012.
Surviving are two sisters, Eyvonne Mae Howell and Viola White, all of Elkins; one granddaughter, Emily Jones Phillips of Elkins; four great-grandchildren, Isaac Michael, Tyler Michael, Carleigh Brooke and Brynna Rae Phillips and Jace Shreve; a niece and two nephews that she and Benny raised, Della Phillips and husband, Gary, Daniel Howell and wife, Annie, and E.T. "Todd" Howell, all of Elkins; and several other nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were one son, Roger Ray Jones; four brothers, Alfred, Alvin, William and Earnest Howell; and one great-grandson, Eli Michael Phillips.
Jean was a graduate of Elkins High School, had worked for the former Fountain Cut Rate and worked for Rite-Aid for 32 years, retiring as the manager due to a disability. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. On Friday, at 10 a.m., a funeral service will be conducted with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens on the Airport Road.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Alfreda Jean Jones. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.